Pure and simple hydration

It’s time to focus on one aspect of your exercise routine that can really make a big difference in your results and how you feel. Hydration is one of the most important and often overlooked keys to a successful exercise routine. Read on for why, and some tips to help you stay better hydrated while working out.

Water Is The Single Most Critical Nutrient

The human brain is composed of 95% water; blood is 82% water; the lungs are nearly 90% water. Water is also the single most critical nutrient for health, growth, and development. It is not only the most important nutrient in the body, but also the most abundant. Water is critical to the balance of all the body’s systems, including the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and muscles.

How important is this balance? A 2% drop in body water can cause a small but critical shrinkage of the brain, which can impair neuromuscular coordination, decrease concentration, and slow thinking.

Dehydration can also reduce endurance, decrease strength, cause cramping, and slow muscular response.

Common Causes of Water Loss

  • Caffeine/alcohol consumption (diuretics)
  • Increased Stress
  • Hot environments; increased sweating
  • Increased physical activity (water loss from sweating)

Benefits of Hydration

Healthier Skin

Increases Muscle Tone

Healthier Teeth and Bones

Reduces Risk Of Disease

Healthier Joints

Water and Athletic Performance

Healthier Mind and Body

Healthier Digestive System

Reduces Fatigue

Helps In Weight Loss

Reduces Fluid Retention

Helps Build Muscle

Guidelines for staying Hydrated

*As per our nutritionist guru Jane the recommendation for water intake is 30mls per kg of body weight per day.

*If you are training you need 1 litre of water per hour of training.

*If you have over 3 litres per day make sure you add electrolytes to your water because excess water starts to flush electrolytes out of the body.

 

If you follow the hydration tips then you might just be as fast as our very own winger trapped in a props body Stu Bryson.

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